Consolidation is a huge trend in cloud services
and web hosting with mergers and acquisitions leading to new customers and market share
gains. But is “too big to fail” the only strategy? For years, Rory Duncan, Research Director
with 451 Research, has been following trends in cloud services and how they affect the
industry. “Cloud capabilities are evolving” “in the first phase of the cloud it was about
early adopters getting into new markets. It was about disruptive innovation” “Where we’re going to now is transitioning
to Cloud 2.0 which is where we see sustained innovation; where we see critical applications
being hosted in a cloud environment; where we’re seeing widescale enterprise adoption.
Now, we’re not quite there yet, we’re in a transitionary phase.” In this packed 30-minute session, Rory Duncan
will outline the disruptive changes taking place in the M&A space, the opportunity for
hosting providers to create new points of differentiation, and how this can enable more
effective competition with pure-play cloud providers. Rory will be speaking Thursday, March 30.